Police update: charges after fatal traffic crash, Alligator Creek

Forensic Crash Unit investigators have charged a 53-year-old German national following a fatal traffic crash at Alligator Creek on June 10.

The woman who was the driver of one of the vehicles involved was charged on June 11 with one count each of drive without due care and attention causing death and drive without due care and attention causing grievous bodily harm.

She appeared in the Townsville Magistrates Court on June 13 and is to re-appear on June 17.

Initial media release issued on June 10 copied below:

A man has died, and a woman is fighting for life after a three-vehicle traffic crash at Alligator Creek, south of Townsville this afternoon.

Around 2.10pm, police and emergency services responded to the Bruce Highway at the intersection with Allendale Road, following reports a truck and two vehicles had collided.

The driver of a silver sedan, a 62-year-old man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The passenger, a 66-year-old woman, was transported to Townsville Hospital in a critical condition and has undergone surgery.

Four people, a man and a woman in their 50s and a male and female, both teenagers from the second vehicle were transported to Townsville hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and have since been released from hospital.

The male truck driver and sole occupant was not injured.

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